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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

Rochester alumni enjoying a day of sailing on Lake Ontario with Wild Hearts Charters.

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

NYC Alumni and friends wave goodbye to Yankee Stadium in July.

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

Rochester alumni and friends prepare to ride the rapids on the Black River.

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

Boston alumni enjoying an evening at Cheers!

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

A group of Phoenix alumni enjoy art work at the Heard Museum.

University Magazine - Winter 2009 Image

Alumni in San Francisco enjoy a patio picnic at a Giants game.

Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 and Jennifer Ashbaugh are your contacts in the office for regional alumni activities. Don’t hesitate to contact them toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.

To learn more about the events listed below go to www.rit.edu/alumniactivities. You can register for events through our secure Web site.

Albany

The Albany Alumni Chapter enjoyed the Sixth Annual Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Track on Aug. 16.

Plans are underway for an alumni happy hour. Please check the Web site for more details.

Atlanta

Coming up: Jan. 31, 2009, the Atlanta Alumni Chapter will host a tour and lunch at the Atlanta Aquarium. Keep checking the Web site for more details on this and other events.

Austin/San Antonio

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a cocktail cruise along the Riverwalk in San Antonio on Nov. 8. Thanks to host Humayun Zafar ’05.

Boston

The Boston Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at Cheers Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Sept. 8, as well as a Red Sox game on Sept. 23.

Coming up: Jan. 3, 2009, the RIT Men’s Hockey team will be in Waltham, Mass., to play the Bentley Falcons.

Buffalo

Alumni enjoyed the best hockey in Western N.Y. On Nov. 6, they rooted for the RIT Men’s Hockey team as they played the Niagara Purple Eagles.

After a reception with RIT president Bill Destler at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery on Nov. 21, the group watched the Sabres play the Flyers.

Coming up: Jan. 25, 2009, the RIT Men’s Hockey team will play against conference rival Canisius. Join us for a pre-game reception at Coles Restaurant.

Central Florida

Coming up: Join in Dec. 7 for a tour of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and lunch at Pannullo’s.

Charlotte

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter cheered on the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 26.

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall/winter. Please check the Web site for more details.

Chicago

The Chicago Alumni Chapter cheered on the Chicago Cubs at a game on Aug. 20. Thank you to our host, Stacey Wronkowski ’03.

Alumni enjoyed lunch and a performance of Wicked on Nov. 15.

Cincinnati

Coming up: Come meet RIT President Bill Destler at a Cincinnati Alumni Chapter event on Jan. 28, 2009. More details coming soon!

Cleveland-Akron

The Cleveland Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pregame picnic in the ballpark and cheered on the Indians on Sept. 20. Special thanks to host Al Teufen ’73.

Colorado

Coming up: The RIT Men’s Hockey team will be in Colorado to play the Air Force Academy on Dec. 6. A reception will precede the game.

Connecticut

Alumni and guests watched the RIT Men’s Hockey team take on the UConn Huskies on Nov. 22. A reception preceded the game.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a major league baseball game as the Texas Rangers took on the LA Angels of Anaheim on Sept. 20. Thanks to hosts Scott Saldinger ’89, ’91 and Jennifer Neary ’99.

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a day at the Dallas Zoo on Nov. 9 with a group lunch, a special animal encounter and a monorail tour. Thanks again to host Saldinger.

Detroit

The Detroit Alumni Chapter cheered on the Tigers on Aug. 27. Thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Keep checking the Web site for upcoming events.

Houston

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a networking reception on Nov. 6 at El Patio.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Ithaca

Check the Web site for upcoming events.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Long Island

Coming up: Come meet RIT President Bill Destler at a chapter event on Feb. 26, 2009. More details coming soon!

Los Angeles

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a fun afternoon of networking and bowling at Jillian’s at Universal Citywalk on Sept. 27.

New York City

The New York City Alumni Chapter enjoyed a Mets game on Aug. 21, as well as an afternoon of U.S. Open Tennis on Sept. 7. Thanks to hosts Michael Larson ’93 and Luke Mellon ’04.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the N.Y. Rangers vs. Calgary Flames hockey game on Dec. 7.

The RIT Men’s Hockey team will be in West Point, N.Y., to play the Army Black Knights on Feb. 21, 2009.

Plans are underway for a reception with RIT President Bill Destler in April. More details coming soon!

New Jersey

Coming up: Come meet RIT President Bill Destler at a chapter event in Northern N.J. on Feb.27, 2009. More details coming soon

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia alumni chapter cheered on the Flyers on Nov. 16. Thanks to host Aviva Dubrow ’90, ’91.

Plans are underway for an alumni event this winter. Please check the Web site for more details.

Phoenix

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a beautiful day at the Desert Botanical Gardens on Oct. 25. A special group tour, lunch, and a pumpkin festival were part of the activities.

Chapter leaders Kathy Goll ’02, David Belden ’04 and Jennifer Wicus ’04 have moved out of the area. We want to thank them for all of their support and leadership.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

Pittsburgh

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall/winter. Please check the Web site for more details.

Raleigh-Durham

The Raleigh Durham Alumni Chapter cheered on the Durham Bulls on Aug. 29, and took in a Carolina Hurricanes game on Oct. 5. Special thanks to hosts Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail.

Coming up: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres hockey game on Feb. 26.

Rochester

A brave group of RIT alumni and guests enjoyed white water rafting on the Black River on Aug. 2. Thanks to host Frank Lucas ’75.

More than 60 alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening of Red Wings baseball on Aug. 23. Thanks to hosts Donna Bell ’83, Bary Siegel ’50, and Frank Lucas ’75.

RIT alumni and guests enjoyed a relaxing evening aboard the Canandaigua Lady on Aug. 28.

An enthusiastic group of RIT alumni and friends volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House on Sept. 13. Thanks to host Robert Snyder ’56.

Thanks to all who stopped by the RIT alumni table during the Simone Square Smash at Park Point on Sept. 27.

RIT alumni, friends, and hockey fans enjoyed a pre-game reception at Blue Cross Arena prior to the big game vs. St. Lawrence on Oct. 18.

A group of RIT alumni, families and faculty/staff enjoyed an afternoon at Brown’s Berry Patch as part of the Alumni Family Series on Oct. 25. Thanks to hosts Christina Paliouras-Pierce ’92, ’96 and Tonya Brooks ’03, ’04, ’06, ’08.

RIT alumni enjoyed a performance of Legally Blonde – The Musical at Geva Theatre on Oct. 25. Other fall events included a cooking class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center on Nov. 6 and a wine and food pairing at Tastings on Dec. 1.

Coming up: Mamma Mia! at the Auditorium Theatre on Dec. 13.

San Diego

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a fun afternoon on Sept. 28 learning to surf at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas with Kahuna Bob’s Surfing School. Thank you to hosts Phil Ohme ’99 and Pam Wick ’94.

San Francisco

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an educational evening on Sept. 24 at the Cheese School of San Francisco with a cheese and wine pairing class. Thank you to host Mark Leonardi ’94.

San Jose

Alumni enjoyed an evening of networking and bowling on Sept. 25 at 300 San Jose. Thank you to host Scott Bruck ’89.

Seattle

RIT Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of networking at Fado Irish Pub on Oct. 23.

Keep checking the Web site for coming events.

Southern Florida

Alumni, family and friends participated in ROCS (Reaching Out for Community Service) Day by helping out at the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach on Sept. 13. Thank you to host Paul Finkelstein ’91.

Coming up: Dec. 6, lunch and a tour of the Palm Beach Zoo.

Syracuse

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a Syracuse Sky Chiefs game on Aug. 24. Thank you to alumni host Greg Westphal ’94.

Alumni enjoyed a networking reception on Nov. 13 at the Syracuse Suds Factory.

Coming up: Jan. 17, SU men’s basketball against Notre Dame and brunch. More details and registration coming soon.

Washington, D.C.

Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening of networking and wine tasting at Tarara Winery. Thank you to host Kevin Sheldon ’02.

Coming up: April 3, Washington Capitals and Buff alo Sabres game. More details and registration coming soon.

Dominican Republic

Alumni and friends enjoyed a networking reception at Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant on Sept. 10. Thank you to host Jonathan Delance ’08.

Croatia

Coming up: Jan. 23, 2009, a networking reception is being planned to take place in Dubrovnik.